Word Summary
stoa: a portico
Original Word: στοά
Transliteration: stoa
Phonetic Spelling: (sto-ah')
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Short Definition: a portico
Meaning: a portico
Strong's Concordance
porch, colonnade

Probably from histemi; a colonnade or interior piazza -- porch.

see GREEK histemi

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4745: στοά

στοά, στοάς, , a portico, a covered colonnade where people can stand or walk protected from the weather and the heat of the sun: John 5:2; στοά Σολομῶνος, a porch or portico built by Solomon in the eastern part of the temple (which in the temple's destruction by the Babylonians was left uninjured, and remained down to the times of king Agrippa, to whom the care of the temple was intrusted by the emperor Claudius, and who on account of its antiquity did not dare to demolish and build it anew; so Josephus relates, Antiquities 20, 9, 7; (but on 'Solomon's Porch' cf. B. D., under the word (Solomon's Temple, at the end))): John 10:23; Acts 3:11; Acts 5:12.